Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The Last Poets are 40 Y.O.+ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
40 Years in the Making
Presented by Sons Rising Entertainment & The Last Poets
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
"Before RAP knew its name, there was a group of ambitious young men who reflected the harsh spirit of their times and whose work remains prophetic and inspirational today. Born in Harlem on May 19, 1968 , The Last Poets spoke out as few other musical groups had, or have since, about racism, poverty and other African American and societal concerns. Crowned by many historians as the "Godfathers of Rap", The Last Poets' charge has been taken up by many contemporary artists who have felt the prolific group's influence.
On behalf of Sons Rising Entertainment and The Last Poets we would like to personally invite you to participate in this wonderful evening of tribute and honor as we celebrate the 40 th Anniversary of these Legendary Pioneers of Spoken Word and Rap. Four of the surviving members of The Last Poets will be honored in their birthplace of New York City on Saturday, June 14th, 2008 at 8PM at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, NY. With special guests including the legendary Gil Scott Heron and Amiri Baraka this is sure to be a historical event that you do not want to miss!"
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All information courtesy of Sons Rising Entertainment/Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.